Provincetown, MA: The Alden Gallery will present a two-person show of new work by Paul Kelly and Mike Wright, opening on Friday, July 26, 2019, from 7 to 9 p.m., at the gallery’s newly renovated exhibit space at 423 Commercial St. Drinks and refreshments will be served; the gallery is open to the public and free. The show will be on view through August 8.
Provincetown artist Paul Kelly has been showing at the Alden Gallery since 2010. “My paintings have evolved over the years from townscapes, using a basic understanding of architectural forms from my professional background as an architect and city planner, to imaginary forms and locations using unidentified vantage points,” he says. “I look for impossible perspectives on well-known images to trigger my curiosity and re-examine our built environment. My approach and preparation for creating oil paintings include my love for notebook pencil sketching, quick watercolor studies, and weekly access to figure drawing to keep my eye in check. The art of Hopper, Thibaud, Diebenkorn, and Nicholas De Stael are significant influences.”
Inside/Outside #21, by Paul Kelly, oil on mounted board, 18 x 24 inches
Mike Wright, a Provincetown artist who has for decades been creating sculpture made of painted wood she has found locally, returned to the Provincetown fishing fleet for inspiration for her new show at the Alden Gallery. “This new work is about lost vessels and boats, and even more so about found ones, but still fundamentally about structure, form and color,” she says. “This year, I added metal leaf to the pieces, and chipped and scratched away at the paint to give the wood new life and meaning.” Wright has received a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, an Artist’s Residency Award at the Vermont Studio Center, and has had solo shows of her work at the Provincetown Art Association and Museum and Cape Cod Museum of Art.
Icon #7, by Mike Wright, found painted wood with metal leaf, 11.5 x 9.5 inches
The gallery will be open daily, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and 6-9 p.m., continuing through Labor Day, after which it will be open weekends through New Year’s Day, 2019. Press contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (646) 483-8164.